In Yohn v. CTA, the Center for Individual Rights is working in cooperation with Michael Carvin of Jones Day. Carvin was a founding board member of CIR and has worked closely with the Center on several important cases since our founding, most recently in Friedrichs v. CTA, where Carvin litigated a similar issue before the Supreme Court. Carvin and CIR also achieved two major victories in Coalition v. Wilson (the 1997 defense of California’s Prop. 209) and Reno v. Bossier Parish (a Supreme Court Victory that limited the DOJ’s power to gerrymander voting districts).

Carvin is an experienced constitutional and civil rights litigator who has argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court. He has won victories invalidating Sarbanes-Oxley’s accounting board; preventing the Justice Department from obtaining monetary relief against the tobacco industry under RICO; and overturning the federal government’s plan to statistically adjust the census.

Carvin is assisted by Jones Day Associates William D. Coglianese and Anthony J. Dick, who each have experience litigating complex constitutional issues.

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